Sport for Development

Projects under the umbrella of "sport for development" are also focused on the empowerment of individuals to become coaches, officials and sport managers. Included in this initiative are research projects to define the sport and active recreation needs of people in a variety of different communities, as well as the resources available to support participation.

Coaching Boys into Men™ is a coaching education programme that shows coaches how they can include strong anti-violence messages into their normal practice sessions with boys.


The Centre has formed partnerships with other universities as well as private sector partners to design and deliver special education and training programmes to prepare community members to become coaches, umpires and sport and recreation leaders. The goal is to develop a broad-base of volunteers who can provide activities with positive social outcomes in their own communities.